Details for Continental D.A.R. House (Atlas Number 5507018503)

Historical Marker — Atlas Number 5507018503


Marker Number 18503
Atlas Number 5507018503
Marker Title Continental D.A.R. House
Index Entry Continental D.A.R. House
Address 921 S. Washington Ave
City Dallas
County Dallas
UTM Zone
UTM Easting
UTM Northing
Subject Codes
Marker Year 2016
Designations Recorded Texas Historic Landmark
Marker Location Inside Fair Park Historic District within Marine Corps Square
Marker Size 18" x 28" with post
Marker Text This historic building was erected as part of Texas’ Centennial Exposition of 1936. Funded by the Continental Oil Company, the building was designed by Architect W.R. Brown to emulate a southern colonial mansion, most evident in the grandiose two-story balustrade deck which is supported by six columns. During the exposition, the structure housed a Texas Travel Information Bureau and provided seating for those who wished to rest in its air-conditioned interior. The building was gifted in 1937 to the Jane Douglas Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution and now houses their large collection of memorabilia. The chapter opens the building to the public annually during the State Fair of Texas, where visitors may learn about American history, education and historic preservation. RECORDED TEXAS HISTORIC LANDMARK – 2016